Recipe: Homemade Siomai and Chilli Garlic

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I've been craving for something Chinese the past couple of days. Of course, the first thing that I thought of siomai or siu-mai for others. So I went to SM and bought a box at Master Siomai. That's my mistake though. I should've bought two or three because a mere box, filled with about 20+ siomai, wasn't enough for my eldest. Being the mother that I am, I gave her all until she felt satisfied. There goes my cravings (sob!).


Chili Garlic and Siomai with Love

Afterwards, I decided to make my own instead. This isn't my first time to make a homemade siomai but that experience was actually a disaster. I didn't tasted nor looked like one. So this time, I'm putting more love (and seasonings!) to this dish. Sa ngalan ni Mister Shooli, I tried to give this siomai justice.

Here goes the recipe for the siomai.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg ground pork (ask your suking tindera if they can give some ground fat for free)
  • 1/4 kg shrimp (take out the head, peel, and mince)
  • spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 whole onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • molo/siomai wrapper
Procedure:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except the molo/siomai wrapper.
  2. Make sure that you evenly distribute the ingredients. While doing so, prepare your steamer and wait for the water to boil.
  3. If you have the big siomai wrapper, place at least 1 tablespoon of filling each wrapper.
  4. See to it that the mixture is well-wrapped. You can brush a little egg wash (combination of egg and small amount of water) to seal.
  5. Put the siomai at the steamer and wait for it to cook.
  6. If you don't like it steamed, frying is another option.
  7. Serve
But I don't think I would enjoy it as much if there's no chili-garlic sauce that would make my toyo-calamansi dip spicy. A friend told me about frying the chili and the garlic in generous amount of oil but it requires a lot of slicing to do. For the tamad mudras like me, here's my take on the chili-garlic that you can use at home anytime.

Ingredients:
  • 1/8 kg red chilies or siling labuyo
  • 3 heads garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
Procedure
  1. Put everything in your blender. 
  2. Pour the mixture in the pan.
  3. Wait until the garlic becomes brown, according to your desired color.
  4. Let it cool then use it for your siomai sauce/dip.

I made about 40 pieces of siomai and a jar of the chili-garlic oil. The latter can be stored in the fridge so you can use it next time you crave for something spicy. My daughter loved it and she ate 20 pieces while watching a movie. So I think it tasted pretty well. =)

Have you made your own siomai recipe? This is my first time to create an edible siomai and I would love it if you can give me tips to make it more special. =)


xoxo


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October 12, 2015 at 3:31 AM delete

Naglalaway ako sa siomai, Whew! ganito pala gawin ang siomai? amazing!

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October 13, 2015 at 12:36 AM delete

My aunt and I made siomai back then, pero I didn't know the ingredients kaya di ako makagawa. I've been wanting to do this ever since! haha.

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Dominique Goh
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October 13, 2015 at 10:35 PM delete

My kids love to eat siaomai too but here it is easy to get them in shops or at restaurants so we seldom make them at home. Yours look delicious.

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Allan D
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October 15, 2015 at 1:27 AM delete

My son love siomai and he used to request me doing this every week. I even used sardines and squash as main ingredients in siomai.
Thanks for sharing your chili garlic recipe.

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October 16, 2015 at 8:16 AM delete

The Siomai looks really good! It makes me hungry na talaga- Thank you for sharing this recipe Sis, will try the siomai very soon.:)
www.sweetcuisinera.com

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Mommy Maye
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October 16, 2015 at 8:41 PM delete

Yummy! My son loves siomai. He's a siomai monster eater, haha! Anyway, that's the way pala to make chili garlic sauce. I'll try that next time.

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October 17, 2015 at 3:38 AM delete

ubos agad sa anak ko sis. :) super sulit kumpara sa bibili sa labas hehe

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October 17, 2015 at 3:47 AM delete

thank you. medyo nagkukuripot lang ako that's why i made this. but of course masarap din when served sa mga restos. isa sa mga orders ko lagi yan when in chinese restaurants :)

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October 17, 2015 at 3:47 AM delete

i would love to try your recipe :)

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October 17, 2015 at 3:49 AM delete

you should sweet cuisinera :) maybe you can make a yummier siomai recipe

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October 17, 2015 at 3:53 AM delete

my daughter too! :) that's why i made it at home so she can eat a lot :)

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Mark Villar
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October 17, 2015 at 9:19 PM delete

Love siomai. It's like I almost eat this every day at work.haha. But I will definitely try this recipe.

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